The Fourth Team were put into bat on dodgy looking wicket that offering something for both sets of opening bowlers. The Hayes attack reduced the Fourth Team to 28-3 before the experienced pair of Alan Shepherd and Ian Ridley (pictured) staged a recovery.
Shepherd was looking in fine form until he missed a straight delivery and was dismissed for 43. Krishna Kumar played a typical hard hitting knock to make 32, but it was left to Ridley to hold the innings together making his highest score for Tring as he finished on 84 as the Fourth Team were bowled out for 230.
The Fourth Team opening bowlers Stan Baughan and James Gurnett challenged the Hayes opening batsmen with the new ball. Baughan got one wicket and Gurnett was too good for them beating the bat on numerous occasions without luck .
A quality diving stop and run out from Robbie Grout helped the Fourth Team stay in the game, but they couldn’t get enough wickets and Hayes chased down the total for the loss of five wickets.
Hayes (Middlesex) CC - 3rd XI won the toss and elected to field